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Athens looking to buy site for new fire station after lease deal was struck down

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The city of Athens is hoping to purchase property along Stimson Avenue to build a new fire station now that a long-term lease for the land is not an option. The Stimson property, located just past the roundabout on the way out of town, is owned by Ohio University. The university… Read More

A city of Athens Fire Truck dries on Washington Road.

Complication casts doubt on proposed location for new Athens fire station

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The city of Athens may be looking for another location to build a new fire station because of a complication with the proposed site. The city has spent months planning to build the new station on a vacant lot along Stimson Avenue next to the Hocking River. The land is owned… Read More

Roadway Construction on Stimson Avenue l Ben Byers l

Stimson Avenue Road Work Causes Significant Disruptions For Some Businesses

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Half of Stimson Avenue in Athens has been closed for months due to construction, and some businesses along the street are struggling. Business owners say reduced traffic flow and disruptions from the construction work have created huge costs and drastically reduced revenue. Kevin and Carrie Tidd, owners of The Farmacy, a… Read More

Stimson Avenue in Athens is a sea of orange construction cones as the street gets a $7 million makeover.

Athens’ Stimson Avenue Getting A $7 Million Makeover

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The city of Athens has for years been throwing Band-Aids on one of the main gateways into town. But this time it’s different. Stimson Avenue, now a sea of orange construction cones, is getting a $7 million makeover. City officials hope this could make the corridor more attractive to potential developers… Read More